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Casio “digital art” photo frame prototypes promise passive entertainment

Casio “digital art” photo frame prototypes promise passive entertainment

Casio aren't planning to follow Sony down the path of interactive digital photo frames - as Sony have done with their Dash, adding Chumby widget support - but instead see the devices as a passive form of entertainment.  In an interview with Tech-On!, Casio described their intent as turning the digital picture frame into the "third screen", one which can "sensitively adapt to the users' lives and environments."  They've also put together a prototype to show that passive doesn't have to mean passé.

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Casio Exilim EX-FS10S digital camera debuts in Japan, golfers rejoice

Casio Exilim EX-FS10S digital camera debuts in Japan, golfers rejoice

In my neck of the woods, golfing is a big deal; within a few miles of my home are two full 18-hole golf courses and every other truck I see is towing a golf cart. I hate golf myself, I can’t even play putt-putt. My 7-year-old usually beats me. If you are one of those people who can’t wait to get on the golf course and are always looking for a gadget to improve your game a new camera from Casio called the Exilim EX-FS10S is now available.

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Casio enabled EXILIM’s Dynamic Photo function video service in Japan

Casio enabled EXILIM’s Dynamic Photo function video service in Japan

Casio has previously launched a promote web site to detail its Dynamic Photo function that enabling photo doctoring on-the-fly, a simple function that can extract moving subject, for up to 20 consecutive images, then superimpose into a background of your choice. A free online web service that offers video conversion for a variety of movie data is now available at its Japanese site.

The new feature looks fairly simple to operate - Select the “Dynamic Shoot” function to capture images with subject against a background, and another with the background without the subject. The camera will automatically extract subject from the background, create a cut out moving subject to be placed into a variety of backgrounds during playback. The placement of the subject can be easily adjusted to match the scene of the background. Also, you can select one or up to twenty moving frames for each task. An online data conversion service, available at no extra cost, will further optimize the resulting motion image for the uses of digital media devices or formats such as photo frame, e-greeting, auction or mobile phone.

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